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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After a delay from morning fog, Lewis pushes the crew from 8am to nearly dark. They tire from the labor of unloading the keelboat, pushing it through the shallow spots, and then re-loading. Camp is opposite the Little Sandy Creek.

From the journals...

my men were very much fatigued with this days labour however I continued untill nearly dark when we came too on the Virginia shore having made only 19 miles this day.—

Meriwether Lewis
Snippet from a book used by Meriwether Lewis to help navigate the Ohio River

Picture from The Navigator: Or, the Trader's Useful Guide in Navigating the Monongehela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Zadok Cramer, Fifth Edition, published in 1806. Lewis used an earlier edition to help him navigate and describe the journey down the Ohio River.